Monday, January 12, 2009

Knit knit knit

So Martha says (you know, Martha Stewart) that in 2007 an average of 21 projects were knitted by people that, you know, knit.  As I read this, I was wondering if I had completed 21 projects in one year.  Even though they were mostly hats, I came to realize that I think I had done 21 projects last year, including knitting hats for every single one of the babies in my birthing class:

(yeah that ugly hat in the middle, I don't know who knitted that but it wasn't me)

That counts for 9 projects.  I've also made 3 hats for the Professor

One hat for Gawain's boss's daughter

2 blankets for wedding presents

2 baby blankets, a scarf for a secret santa gift, 9 other baby hats I don't have pictures of, one hat someone paid me to knit them and a sweater and a pair of fingerless gloves for Gawain. As far as I can count, I think the total is 30 projects!  The thing is, I just love to knit, especially for other people, so its easy to crank out the projects in no time.  This year is shaping up the same.  So far I've knitted a hat for the Professor, another baby hat for a shower this week, and I'm working on a baby blanket that someone commissioned me to knit.  It may be hard to beat but I'll have to see if I can do atleast 30 projects again this year.  Thanks Gawain for letting me knit all of the time!


Ali said...

I am SO inspired. I just learned to knit YESTERDAY. I've had the urge for a while, but I didn't want to turn into a complete granny, just yet. Finally, I asked my mom to teach me (she taught herself 20 years ago), and we sat down together for my first lesson. I learned knit stitch and pearl, but I'm focusing on knit stitch for now. She doesn't use straight needles anymore, so she gave me all of hers - easily $200 worth of needles. I'm working on my first scarf (I might be 1/4 of the way there). I love it, so far (though I really have to think about it; it does not come easily at all, yet)!

Arizona Glades said...

Wow, you really are amazing!

Dugi said...

those are so great! u did all of those?! wow! i love that pic of the Prof in the orange and green cute!!! the hat too! lol